Friday, 8 June 2018

Carrot beetroot juice





Good morning everyone...
Sharing some weekend vibes here..
Had a great start of the day with this colorful jar of happiness..

We often neglect the good and simple healthy recipies and look around for ones that need some imported veggies or other ingredients that are not available easily to most of us and we leave the idea of trying them out... This happens to me most of the times..
Here's a very simple juice which we all have heard of but never tried to make it..
This juice has many awesome health benefits...



Preparation- take carrot and beetroot pieces in the grinder along with some salt, black pepper, Cummin seeds, coriander and add water accordingly..
Now strain the mixture and enjoy the wonderful juice..

I wonder if we can use the leftover residue in some other way as I don't feel like throwing it away.. If you have any good ideas to use it, please do share.. It would be very helpful..

HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!!!!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Logic puzzle - Double entry matrix free printable








Logic puzzle - Double entry matrix 


After simple color matching and dice number and many such activities, we tried a logic game with a double entry matrix for the first time with my 30 months toddler. This was a great start to a little complicated puzzle but it turned out really well. This has inspired me to introduce more of such puzzles. This double entry matrix needs to match the color and the number on the dice at the same time.




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Sunday, 3 December 2017

christmas themed activities for toddlers and preschoolers







Christmas themed activities for kids



Hello everyone...I am so happy to post this.. We have just started with Christmas activities and had a great fun throughout the process... Let's see all the activities in detail..

1. Scooping and transferring (practical life skill) - We made red and green colored rice. Then took a glass bottle, a funnel and a scoop. This is always our favorite but this time we extended it with making pattern of greens and red.

      

Christmas themed practical life skill

Christmas themed scooping and transferring


2. Pre-writing activity - We then used the colored rice from the precious activity and transferred it into a tray. Then my little girl did some tracing and drawing with finger. By the way the image below is a face with two eyes, a nose, a mouth and a bindi.. :)





Christmas themed pre witing activity


3. Math counting and matching activity - I made Christmas tree with colored paper and stick stars on them. Them numbered the Popsicle and the matching activity was ready..

Christmas themed math activity
Christmas themed math activity



Christmas themed counting and matching activity

4. Christmas tree art- using a candle, I first drew the Christmas tree and then she painted with water Colors. This came up to be so beautiful... I really Loved the effect..

Christmas tree art for kids
Christmas Tree Art

And we have these books related to Christmas which we will be reading later this week...
- The amazing life of Jesus
- where are Santa's pants?
- Santa's busy night
- Sam's Christmas present
- snow



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Christmas themed seek and find game printable.






Friday, 24 November 2017

Spatial discrimination activity for preschoolers







Spatial discrimination or spatial organisation is an activity where the kid has to reproduce the positions and patterns. A very nice and engaging activity. This can be easily carried as a travel bag activity. Kids learn about positions, patterns, creating the similar grid as shown..

So the printable has a 2 X 2 grid and some sample grids with 6 different objects.

1. Place the grid in the center.
2. Place the individual objects in a line so that all are visible.
3. Now place a sample grid for the child to refer and reproduce the same.
4. Go by one and one and the activity becomes fun once the child gets hold of the concept. This activity can be extended to 3 X 3 later on once the child is old enough to get the logic..














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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Montessori inspired shelf activities for toddlers and preschoolers



The activities for this week turned out to be very engaging and with lots of new concept and learning...
So lets have a look at the activities one by one...



This Montessori geography sorting activity was inspired from Uno Zwei tutu website. I really loved the idea and made one for my daughter and she enjoyed it very much..


This activity is for shape sorting with some pasting work. 


I made this using card-stock paper and some colored craft papers. This was fun to explore to make different patterns out of it by matching the colors.


Made this activity using pompom and DIY color card. This activity included scooping, sequencing. It was fun making different patterns of milkshakes... :)


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Mrs. Funny bones book review - creativemommystuff








Book Name :- Mrs. Funny Bones
Author - Twinkle Khanna
Genre - Non-fiction
No. of pages - 235
Year of publication - 2015

Starting with the index, this book doesn't have the chapter numbered as 1,2,3 rather is kept alphabetical like A,B,C which is something unique about the book. So the book has 26 small chapters.

About the Author :-
Twinkle Khanna also known as Tina is an Indian newspaper columnist, author,film producer,interior designer and former film actress. this was her first book which were sold over one hundred thousand copies, making her India's highest-selling female writer of 2015.

Review :-
Throughout the book, Twinkle Khanna has talked about A to Z aspects of her life and this might be the motivation for writing the book. 
A very simple,plain, intelligible and many funny doses throughout the book. The author is narrating her daily routines and incidents in a very lively and entertaining way. 
This makes us realize that incidents are just part of life and not our complete life. They will pass soon. I never felt to keep the book aside unless my mommy duties called me up.. :)

Reading the book feels very related as a mommy and Twinkle Khanna depicting her life is just like any other mom managing her work, business, children and in-laws. Her writing is very simple and keeps engaged throughout. Every incident depicted in the book feels like you are having a visual moving in front of your eyes. She also mentions many ugly facts that our society deals with and some small lessons to be learned. She has not sugar coated what she feels and has not filtered her opinions and has expressed what she experienced in the most unapologetic manner. So the purpose of this book will be to just entertain the readers. The author has made a good attempt to make the readers laugh through sharing her humor quotient but some of the jokes feel forced or pointless and some are mildly amused.  





So if u r looking for some light reading sessions then this book is apt and also good for the #1000bookchallenge of reading 1000 books a year which I have taken up as you complete it within 2 or 3 days... :) 



                     













Wednesday, 1 November 2017

1000bookchallenge by Explore kids world




#1000bookchallenge is a wonderful initiative by Renuka Mahesh from Explore Kids World.

Reading is an important form of stimulation.
Reading loud to children:
- Teaches baby about communication
- Introduces to various different concepts
- Helps to build listening, memory and vocabulary skills.
- Gives them information about the world around them.







Travelling through the faraway lands and experiencing the magical fantasies. The heartbreaking stories to inspiring journey to some bitter truths of life. Some motivational quotes to hilarious laughters.
The soul soothing smell of the new pages to the words lingering on our hearts. The sniffing human noses to the eyes of voracious readers. The tears of emotional souls to tickling brains..

"Children are made readers in the lap of their parents"- Emilie Buchwald







Have a pick to the magical thing called "Books"and give a small little treat to your soul and some challenges yo your brains.

Come join in the wonderful exercise to soul and mind. And join into our squad of reading #1000bookchallenge. Read 1000 books a year and do not forget to share what are you reading. Lets make the world a better place by diverting eyes to books and a bit pacifying it from gadgets.

How to participate?
Join the explore kids world Facebook group linked below- 

- Post your reads and do not forget to tag #1000bookchallenge. And also number your book reads say 1/1000.
- Challenge will be open till August 2018
- Certificate of appreciation to all who complete the challenge from Explore Kids World.







So go ahead and take up the challenge and share the joy of reading to your little ones.

And this challenge is also open for the parents who wish to challenge themselves to keep the motivation to read more books this year.

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Leaf printing art for kids











Leaf printing is a fun nature themed activity.

Materials -

- Real leaves
- Paper
- colors (tempera/acrylic paints)
- brush



Steps :-

- While on a nature walk, collect leaves of different shapes and sizes.
- Cover the work area with newspaper or mat. Prepare different colors in a pallet.







- Now place the leaf with the lower side up and let your child paint the entire surface of the leaf using a brush.
- Press the leaf onto the paper. Remove the leaf to reveal the beautiful print.
- You can repeat the process with different colors and different leaves.
- You can also make overlapping leaf prints to form a colorful leaf collage.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Diwali water rangoli art for kids



It feels so nice to involve our kids in the Diwali preparations. But involving a toddler is definitely a big task but I found out this very simple and beautiful Diwali art for kids. My toddler did enjoy each step of the making. It included, pouring of water, sensory, transferring rangoli using spoon. So overall it was fun, engaging and learning experience for my toddler.






Now lets have a look at the procedure :-

Materials needed:
- A steel plate
- Oil (coconut oil or vegetable cooking oil)
- Rangoli colors
- paper
- Scissor
- Water

Method:
1. First of all, we need a stencil. Take a paper and draw the required shape (Here, I made Diya). Cut the middle part and the stencil is ready.
2. Now place the the steel plate on the table.
3. Apply oil on the plate properly and place the stencil over it.
4. Now sprinkle rangoli over the stencil.






5. Remove the stencil carefully and remove the excess rangoli from the place.
6. Clean the edges of the plate with cloth or tissue paper.
7. Now Slowly go on adding water till rangoli gets completely immersed into it.

Its very surprising to see how the rangoli stays intact and the result looks so beautiful. My toddler wanted to go further and play with water and rangoli and mixed everything up. But at the end, we had a great time and that is what matters to me as a mom.. :)

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Diwali Diya hanging tutorial







Diwali brings along togetherness, creativity and lots of positive energy. To gear up this Diwali, I started to decorate our house with handmade creatives. The first one in line is this beautiful Diya hanging. It looks so beautiful and moves around with breeze. It can also be a nice Diwali craft for kids.



Check the step by step tutorial -

Materials needed:

- A4 size color papers (I have used red, yellow and purple)
- Scissor
- Glue
- Marker/sketch pen
- Thread

Method:

1. Take the red color paper and fold it twice. Repeat the same with purple color paper.
2. Now using a round lid and sketch pen, mark a circle on the folded paper.
3. Cut the circular part. Now you will get four circles of red and purple color each.
4. Now for the flame of the diya, take the yellow color paper and fold it thrice.
5. Along the edge of the folded sheet, draw the half flame and cut it. You will get four individual flames. You will need in total 12 flames.






6. now take the red and purple circles and cut them into half.
7. Again fold each of the semicircles into fold (do not cut it, only fold)
8. Stick the sides of the two folded semicircles. Do this for all the remaining pieces.
9. Also stick the sides of the two folded flames. Repeat this for all other flame pieces.
10. Now align the thread on the table and stick the flames and base of the diya as shown below.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

DIY Montessori shelf activities for toddlers and preschoolers





This week our Montessori shelf has DIY activities.
Let's have a close look at our shelf set up for my 2 year toddler.

1. Visual discrimination activity -


A very nice visual discrimination activity where the child has to match the appropriate colors. On a cardboard, I have drawn the circles and have pasted the colored papers. Also I have used felt cut outs for matching.

2. Fine motor activity -



This is very nice fine motor activity for buttoning. I have  made the felt flowers and cut a part in the center. Using pipe cleaners, I have attached the buttons corresponding to the colors of the felt flowers. So it is a color matching and a fine motor activity.



3. Number cups stacking -


For math, I just used the cups and have wrote the numbers. The activity is to stack the cups according to the numbers.




4. Visual discrimination of shapes -


On a cardboard, I have made 8 sections. Four of them have already stuck foam shape patterns and other four are kept blank. The kid has to create the corresponding shape pattern which is very good for visual discrimination.
5. Outline matching -


I had the aquatic animals figurines. So I just drew the outline and it made a simple outline matching activity .

6. Pre-writing activity -


on a cardboard, I have used the dot stickers and and covered it with plastic cover so that it can be reusable.


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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Shelf activities for toddlers and preschoolers


Language activity - matching the cards with the pictures in the book.


Pattern making using bottle caps


6 piece puzzle for logic 


Download the dice matching printable from here


We used our kitchen utensils for sorting the spoons from the forks.


National flags matching activity as I wanted to introduce this to my toddler. For now we are just doing matching and then I will introduce with the flags one by one.





Monday, 18 September 2017

Games to play with toddlers | Indoor games for kids







Check out these simple indoor games that require no such specific materials.
Any random materials around the house. They can also give kids a screen free time which is a big task for parents these days...

Also these games help to build thinking ability, logic, cognitive skills and boost overall development.

Check the video link in the comments below....

Game 1 - This is a very classic game. It requires three cups and a ball. Hide the ball under any one cup and misplace the cups. Now let the child find the cup in which the ball is hidden. Skills - hand eye coordination

2. What is Missing game - For this game, you can collect any random things from around your house and keep it in front of ur child. Let the child visualise each material. Now tell them to close their eyes and take out any one item. Now let the child open his eyes and guess what is missing. Skills - memory activity to boost kids mind..

3. Find the odd one out - keep any random things long with an odd one. Let the child select the odd one. Skill - memory game, problem solving, visualising





4. Target game or bowling - Some cups and a ball is all that is required for this activity. Stack them and let the child target the cups and try to drop maximum cups. Skill - target practice, gross motor, hand eye coordination.

5. I Spy game - Place any random things in a basket. Describe an object from the basket and let the child recognise it. For eg. I spy something which is blue in colour, I spy something which is soft to touch. Skill - vocabulary building, thinking ability

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